Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker. The marque was established through a joint venture arrangement, set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and Donald Healey, a renowned automotive engineer and designer. Austin-Healey produced cars until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end. Donald Healey left the company in 1968 when British Motor Holdings (BMC had merged with Jaguar Cars in 1966 to form BMH) was merged into British Leyland. Healey joined Jensen Motors who had been making bodies for the "big Healeys" since their Production Austin-Healey 100s were finished at Austin's Longbridge plant alongside the A90 and based on fully trimmed and painted body/chassis units produced by Jensen in West Bromwich — in an arrangement the two companies previously had explored with the Austin A40 Sports. The first 100s (series "BN1") were equipped with the same 90 bhp (67 kW) engines and manual transmission as the stock A90, but the transmission was modified to be a three-speed unit with overdrive on second and top. The 2660 cc I4 engine featured an undersquare 87.3 mm (3.4 in) bore and 111.1 mm (4.4
This 1956 Austin Healey 100-4 BN2 was recently discovered in a garage in Maine where it had been off the road since 1962. It is now an artifact displaying the passage of time and the effects of natural forces on its surfaces. Its white coves have become finely cracked, and it has taken on a beautifully muted color palette as a layer of dust wraps its pocked and faded paint. This 100/4 is a fascinating example, wearing its story on its skin, with an intricate and irreplaceable patina. -Recently Discovered, Believed to Have Been Off the Road Since 1962 -Still Wearing Its 1962 License Plates and Inspection Sticker -Beautiful Color Combination of Black with White Coves and Red Interior -Fascinating Patina and Condition -Accompanied by an Original Tool Roll and BMIHT Certificate Chassis: BN2-L/231033 Price $49,500
This Healey Hundred was completely restored in 2012. It has the full Le Mans P280 'M' spec upgrade fitted. Shortlisted by Sir Stirling Moss for the Best in Show competition at the 2015 Goodwood Revival. Tel; 07815 789301
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning 1954 Austin Healey 100/4 BN1.
AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/4 BN1 1954 VIN : BN1-L/15929 This rare 100/4 BN1 was built in June 1954 in LHD for US market. Full matching number, certificate N° 2015/1459 from British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. Complete restoration some 10 years ago including a total respray in black with light grey sides. Black leather upholstery in very good condition. Very good engine, new gear box rebuilt in October 2015 (invoice). Full weather equipment, hood, side-screens and tonneau-cover in very good condition. No corrosion, good suspension and brakes. The car run very well, showing that maintenance was made seriously. Asking price 58 000€ for quick sale. (French cotation 60 000€) Visible for test in Lyon, France.
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